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Energy Assistance

Many Minnesotans spend over 25% of their income on utility bills. Do you need help with your utility bills? Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County (CAP-HC) is here to help!

For the 2023-2024 program year, Water Assistance is no longer part of the Energy Assistance Application. CAP-HC will launch a new Water Assistance Program July 2024.

Energy Assistance Closed as of May 31, 2024

May 31, 2024 was the application deadline for the 2023-2024 EAP season. The 2024-2025 program year will begin on Oct. 1, 2024. 

Applications for the 2024-2025 program year will be available mid to late September and will be added to our website when they become available.

If you still need assistance and have not already submitted an EAP application to CAP-HC, please contact one of the following resources:

Learn more about Energy Assistance from Minnesota Department of Commerce

— Application Processing

EAP applications are processed in the order they are received with the exception of applications from households experiencing a no-heat emergency. Currently, EAP staff are processing applications within the week received.

To check the status of your application, use the Minnesota Department of Commerce's dashboard.

— Eligibility

Income eligibility for Energy Assistance is calculated by looking at gross income (your income before taxes and other deductions) for a one-month period. Your income must be at or below the following guidelines - see chart below.

Additional eligibility and documentation requirements are outlined in the application.

** For household sizes 10 and up, call 952-930-3541**

— To Apply

The application deadline for the 2023-2024 Energy Assistance Program was May 31. The 2024-2025 program year begins on October 1, and applications will be added to our website when they become available.


Crisis Funds for Households

Crisis Funds are available for households with:

  • An active utility disconnection
  • Propane or other delivered fuel is under 20% or is currently shut off

Eligible households may receive crisis assistance up to $600. Use the Energy Assistance application above to apply for Crisis Funds.

Energy & Water Services FAQs

Find answers to many frequently asked questions about CAP-HC's Energy & Water Assistance Programs on our Energy & Water Services FAQs page

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